Monthly Archives: April 2011

Benjamin Latrobe’s map of the lower Susquehanna River shows wild York and Lancaster county shores

Latrobe thought the Turkey Hill rapids or falls “most formidible.” Benjamin Henry Latrobe has been called one of the fathers of American architecture, but his work surveying and mapping the Susquehanna River in 1801from Columbia, Pa. to Havre de Grace, … Continue reading

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Lincoln Conspiracy and York–More on John Wilkes Booth and the Sherwood School

Probably Site of Sherwood School on 1888 Fowler Map of York My previous two posts were on the Sherwood School, also called Bland’s academy, a boarding school allegedly attended by John Wilkes Booth in the 1850s. Now, for the location: … Continue reading

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More on Lincoln Conspiracy Connections with York

Spengler/Spangler house, c. 1904 As I promised in my recent post on York and the Lincoln Conspiracy, below is more on the Sherwood School, where John Wilkes Booth was reportedly sent by his family for a time, probably as a … Continue reading

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York County Has Ties to the Lincoln Conspirators

Spangler house–reportedly the site of the Sherwood-Bland school There are two that I know of, and they are intertwined. One is Ned (Edmund, Edman, Edward) Spangler, the son of a former York County sheriff, who was the stage carpenter accused … Continue reading

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York Musicians among Those Who Shocked Staid British

York County USAF Drum and Bugle Corps members. Center front to back: KB Oiler, Ray Myers, John Ruth, Kenny Yohe, Bob Reisinger. Drums, left to right: Nevin Wise, Rod Burg, Tom Gibbs, Dick Flinchbaugh, Church Strausbaugh, Bob Zarfoss. The U.S. … Continue reading

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Civil War Voices from York County, Pa. Now Available at York County Heritage Trust

Popular authors Scott Mingus and Jim McClure, in conjunction with the York Daily Record/Sunday News, York County Heritage Trust and Pennsylvania Civil War 150, have just published Civil War Voices from York County, Pa.: Remembering the Rebellion and the Gettysburg … Continue reading

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More on York’s Endangered Trinity UM Church

Newspaper clipping, 1896 As promised in my previous post, I checked the Trinity Evangelical/ Trinity EUB/ Trinity United Methodist Church file at York County Heritage Trust. Besides copies of original church records, such as baptisms, I found directories, anniversary history … Continue reading

Posted in 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900s, architecture, churches, historic preservation, religion, United Methodist, Universal York, York City, York County | 2 Comments

Trinity Church a Landmark on East King Street in York

Trinity United Methodist Church, 241 East King St. I’ve been following the stories on the proposed demolition of Trinity United Methodist Church on East King St. because of my admiration of historic architecture and because of the church’s place in … Continue reading

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